Tree Improvement Center
The Tree Improvement Center is part of the University Farms system and is located approximately four miles west of the main campus. It includes forty acres dedicated to hardwood research demonstration.
Ongoing activities encompass a wide array of areas, including walnut breeding and cultivar evaluation; disease susceptibility studies, white ash flowering and grafting; pruning and thinning demonstration; and stand management strategies.
Resources: To learn more about some of the interesting things going on at the Tree Improvement Center, follow the links below:
- "SIUC Developing Nation's First Cane Nursery" [The Saluki Times, 06/25/2008]
- "Forestry Program Plan 'Teaching Forest' on Campus" [SIUC Press Release, 03/02/2007]
For additional information about the Tree Improvement Center, please contact:
Mailing address:Tree Improvement Center
Department of Forestry
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, Illinois 62901
Phone: (618) 453-3341
Fax: (618) 453-7475